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Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems Hardcover – September 30, 1971

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 462 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (September 30, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198272138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198272137
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,483,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems is both monumental and remarkable . . . a major contribution to the understanding of science.”—Jonathan Rosenhead, New Scientist and Science Journal

“[T]houghtful, incisive, scholarly, lucid, humane and sane. Everyone—but everyone—within or concerned about science should read it slowly and carefully.”—John Ziman, Nature

“This is a penetrating and novel account of the scientific activity.”—Times Literary Supplement

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems, Jerome R. Ravetz’s major contribution to the history and philosophy of science, should be of interest to anyone concerned with change in education.”—Robert McClintock, Teachers College Record

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems deserves to stand for some time to come as one of the landmarks of the new critical spirit which is transforming science from within in ways whose political and cultural importance cannot be exaggerated.”—Theodore Roszak, The Nation

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About the Author

Jerome R. Ravetz is an environmental consultant and academic. He is best known for his books challenging the assumptions of scientific objectivity, discussing the science wars and post-normal science. Ravetz is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

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